Part of greater Los Angeles, Redondo Beach is an idyllic oceanfront city with a handful of picturesque beaches overlooking the North Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands of California. You will find a wealth of waterfront dining and entertainment, along with thrilling water sports, relaxing day spas and tranquil parks.
Things to do in Redondo Beach
Begin your Redondo Beach holiday by exploring the bustling Redondo Beach Pier, where you’ll find a range of oceanfront fine dining restaurants, bars, live music and boutiques. Grab gourmet sushi at the popular Oriental Breeze or fresh seafood and cocktails at Tony’s on the Pier. Afterwards, browse unique rings and pendants at Mie Pearl Jewelry before buying the kids a whimsical kite from Sunshine Kite Company.
Of course, no visit to Redondo Beach is complete without embracing the beach lifestyle. Start with a leisurely swim at Seaside Lagoon, which has a sandy beach and snack stands. Afterwards, hire a kayak or stand-up paddleboard and head out onto the ocean. You can also embark on a whale-watching cruise, venture beneath the surface in a semi-submarine or surf California’s iconic breaks.
If you need a break from the sand and crowds, head to South Coast Botanic Garden, where you can explore over 35 hectares of immaculate themed gardens, as well as a koi pond. Those looking to stay active can enjoy a game of disc golf at Polliwog Park, which also has children’s playgrounds, a large pond and an amphitheatre.
Let the kids get up close to marine animals at The SEA Lab, where they can interact with touch tanks and see a native plant nursery. Vintage car lovers will enjoy visiting the Automobile Driving Museum, home to numerous antique and muscle cars.
Getting around Redondo Beach
Redondo Beach is a 25-minute drive from Los Angeles International Airport and is serviced by two lines on the Beach Cities Transit bus. You can walk around most of Redondo’s main strip and beaches.